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Constantine & Helen, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These are the festal troparia sung after the Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of Thy God-crowned Saints . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the memorial of the pious Constantine . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the 1st Exaposteilarion sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Prosomoion "When thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh."  "Thou gloomy sin hath stricken blind the inner eyes within my soul . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing women.  "When Thou didst cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the God is the Lord with the Apolytikia that are sung on Holy Friday evening for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service).  "God is the Lord . . . The noble Joseph . . . Glory . . . When Thou didst descend unto death . . . Both now . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Exaposteilarion of Pascha, sung throughout the Paschal season.  "When thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal . . . ."

George, Festal troparia after Psalm 50

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These are the festal troparia sung after the reading of the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the victory-clad George . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the whole universe is illuminated . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is revealed the mystery that is from eternity . . . ."   Updated 3/25/18.

Annunciation-Forefeast, Exaposteilarion (March 24)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As gifts for thy Prefestival, O Maid most pure . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on February 24th for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thy precious head is risen up from the earth's secret hollows . . . ."  Updated 1/25/19.

Theodore the Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  It is also sung on his Feast day of February 17th.  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 8)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Holding all in His hand as Maker and Creator . . . ."

Theodore the General, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O thou Great Martyr Theodore, our Christ's renowned commander . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th.  "Verily, we celebrate the memory of thy Prophet Zachariah . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the Stichera and Glory/Both now for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 7th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Open, ye Heaven's gates . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 6)

The Stichera & Glory/Both now for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day is carried as an infant . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna and After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, Exaposteilaria (Feb 6)

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung for ourRighteous Father Boukolos & the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meetng) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Driving off every heresy as though it were a wild beast . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GBN at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 6)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Stichera and Glory for the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Carrying in her arms the Master and Creator . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Divinely kindled with the flame . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)  Updated 1/22/19.

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon & Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In thee, O Mother of our God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 4)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Ineffably born as He knew . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Both now at the Praises (for the Presentation)

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Both now at the Praises, sung on the Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, but for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple.  "Today Christ is presented in the Temple as a child . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Today the souls of the terrestrials . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what divine and fair crowns of praise . . . ."  Updated 12/20/18.

Three Great Hierarchs, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

These troparia are sung in Orthros after Psalm 50 for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesseions of the Teachers . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace was poured forth on your lips . . . ."

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